We were very anxious to do a spring photo shoot so despite the snow today we made it look as much like spring as possible! Amy and I have been pretty set on using either a live bunny or chicks for a shoot so against Jacob's pleading we got chicks today;)!!! TSC was very helpful in getting us the chicks and hooking us up with someone to take them when we were finished. Although it isn't our best work I'd say they turned out pretty cute! I've obviously saved the best of the best for the collage I will be making in the near future but here are some of the runners up.
During the shoot Jacob went with his friend Justin to Fin Feather and Fur. He typically tries to get out of the house during the craziness and I can't say I blame him-Amy and I are pretty good and pushing the limits! Anyway, we enlisted the help of Justin's wife Lindsay and their daughter Gia who turned out to be quite the poser:). Gia is about a year older than the quints so it was a lot of fun to see what we could do with them in a bout a year.
....and it never fails the day of shoot someone always gets a bump or bruise-this morning as Kensley was going downstairs Brooke knocked the toaster off the ledge and sure enough it hits her on the forehead!!! Luckily few tears were cried but it left enough of a mark to be noticeable in pictures!
It was decided that Brooke likely has asthma...and although it's nothing to be taken lightly it's a relief to know what is wrong.
At discharge we were given a detailed plan on how to handle another attack should Brooke have one. We have an order for steroids to fill as soon as we notice the labored breathing. We also have an inhaler for emergencies as well as the nebulizer for maintenance. It's possible Brooke could grow out of it but until then and especially during cold season we have to keep a close eye on Brooke and the things that could trigger another attack.
Weeeellll....we ended up taking the other four to the doctor and both Jade and Leighton had ear infections. G had the start of one and they have the cruddy cough and runny nose:(. Combine those medicines with Brooke's steroids and you have the picture above! IS WINTER OVER YET??
Tuesday night Brooke started in with a cough and cold and by 3:30 in the morning she was starting to get wheezy and working hard to breathe again. We gave her a dose of her steroids and albuterol and she seemed better. My mom and Tina kept me up to date throughout the day how she was doing and she progressively got worse. By the time Jacob got home from school he knew he had to take her somewhere to be seen by a doctor.
He took her to the Emergency Room at Summa and from there she was transported to Main Campus. We were happy to find out Dr. Gouda was on the night she was admitted. I instantly relaxed when I heard his name and even had tears in my eyes because he was by far the most compassionate doctor we have come across through all of this. Even Brooke likes him-she wines or clings to us when anyone else comes in the room but with Dr. Gouda she is calm and even interacts with him.
The team of doctors were obviously very concerned to see her back and took it very seriously. After two nights of receiving oxygen and being monitored Brooke has recovered to the point that she is ready to come home!! Thanks to God for a quicker recovery this time!
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.